Hemlock, WV was once a booming town that boasted two school houses, a post office and a general store. Today, only a few homes and the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church remain.
According to Hemlock area resident Stacy Hinkle, the rough winter weather may have been why many Hemlock natives moved away. “It was pretty rough going with the snow and the higher elevation,” she said, noting that some moved far away and others went just over the mountain to Tallmansville.